Podcast King Adam Tod Brown from Unpopular Opinion (Unpops.com) is this week's guest! Isaac and Adam have some bad blood stemming from a Twitter spat over the MAGA Bomber, and Charles is quick to exploit this tension, resulting in an hour of heated arguing between Adam and Isaac about conspiracy theories, nationalism, immigration, the purpose of Trumpism, and more!
Not a Huge Fan fan Mike Nieman joins the show to provide live feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the podcast. Unfortunately this goes awry as Mike is incapable of speaking into a microphone and Isaac quickly throws him under the bus. Some expressed concerns: the show is too gay and doesn't talk enough about serious issues.
Also discussed: why Isaac has an adenoidal voice, how some of Charles's coworkers depress him on the idea of modern masculinity, and whether Isaac and Mike are uncomfortable with effeminate men.
An attempted discussion of the shutdown quickly goes off the rails as crazed nationalist Isaac goes at it with globalist cuck Charles over Trump's wall plan! Also joining the show is microphone-avoider Mike Nieman. Marvel as men with a shallow grasp of the issues attempt to argue their way into dominance!
Friend of the show Mike Nieman joins Isaac and Charles for the state-mandated discussion of the MAGA Teen/Native American drummer confrontation. Nobody understands why everybody cared so much about this encounter. Are we doomed to years of everything getting Rashomoned to death?
Also discussed: whether Charles is an impossibly difficult person, Isaac's infamous Robin Williams post, and the importance of keeping a list of enemies.
Mattio Martinez returns to talk with Charles and Isaac about the "imperial phase:" the segment of certain artists's careers when they are at their critical, commercial, and cultural peak. More interestingly, the show focuses on the post-imperial phase, where the artist feels most free to create but almost always ends up making something weird.
Examples cited: Garth Brooks' alter ego Chris Gaines, the films of Steven Spielberg from AI onwards, and whether Kanye has exited his imperial phase.
Also discussed: Mattio's drag experience and his distaste for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Wikipedia on the imperial phase - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_phase
FT on the end of incrementalism - https://www.ft.com/content/12ab216c-1587-11e9-a581-4ff78404524e
The holiday hiatus is over and the show is back! Hot news updates: Isaac is reading Harry Potter for some reason and Charles was almost bumped off a comedy show in London. Comedian Mattio Martinez makes his return to the podcast after two years away!
This week's topic: the recent argument over Louis CK's alleged new, mean-spirited comedic tone. Is this actually new or is it just that the lens on him has shifted since his predilections were revealed? Was CK's public persona legitimate or just a faked creation to advance his comedy career?
Also discussed: Isaac's distress at being called a skinny fat, why it's such a turnon to be desired, and whether the era of alpha males is over.
Buzzfeed call for podcasts: https://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/podcast-suggestions-2019
In a Not a Huge Fan first, it's a movie episode about films that actually came out this year! Isaac loves the press-bashing of The Frontrunner and hates the quipping of Halloween; Charles dismisses the flag controversy surrounding First Man and is annoyed by the uneven qualities of A Star Is Born.
Also discussed: the "build a cult" business model of modern gyms, the destruction of Hollywood via quipping, and finding a term for mountain climber groupies!
Please note: this is our last episode of 2018! New episodes to return in January 2019. In the meantime, please enjoy our very robust back catalog or hang out in our forum: http://nahf.boards.net/
It's listener feedback time! Isaac and Charles read through message board posts from ShadyLady, Heather and more! Controversial guest Cameron Johnson has stirred up lots of reactions and his two recent appearances on the show are closely examined. Post your own thoughts at http://nahf.boards.net or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also discussed: does Charles behave differently around female guests? Is the media actually the people's enemy? And why did so many 90s bands have a disastrous album after a megahit?
The 2018 midterms are over and it's time to debrief! Charles boasts that his California ballot proposition recommendations mostly passed. Isaac thinks the election was boring and that fewer people should be allowed to vote. Isaac and Charles both hate Ted Cruz, are annoyed by the hype around Beto O'Rourke, and like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Also: Isaac provides a shocking hot take on the presidential contenders for 2020 and more!